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French Podcast: A French Wedding
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Listen to a wedding ceremony in France with a translation and commentary. Click play to get started.

Monsieur, vous êtes conscient de l’engagement que vous allez prendre?
Sir, are you aware of the engagement you are getting into.

Bien sûr, j’ai bien réfléchi.
Of course, I have thought it through.

Vous serez donc un excellent mari?
You will then be an excellent husband?

Jamais je ne tromperai ma femme.
Never will I cheat on my wife.

Vous la protégerez en toutes circonstances?
You will protect her under any circumstances?

Je la défendrai quoi qu’il arrive quitte à risquer ma propre vie.
I will defend her no matter what, even if I have to risk my own life.

Vous acceptez donc de prendre Mademoiselle Boineau pour épouse et de vous marier dans cet acte d’une façon consciente, libre et volontaire?
You then accept to “take” Ms. Boineau as your spouse and to get married in this act in a conscious, free and voluntary way.

Oui madame le maire.
Yes, Mrs. the mayor.